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How to Become a Medical Aesthetician

Written by Terri A. Wojak, L.E.
The term medical aesthetician is not recognized by regulating boards, since there is no separate or advanced licensure to become a medical aesthetician. When discussing, medical aesthetician simply refers to an aesthetician working in a medical setting. There are several roles an aesthetician can have in a medical setting, depending on the practice needs and individual state regulations. Performing facial treatments and recommending skin care…

Medical Aesthetics: The Rise of Injectables

Written by Erin Lucie, D.N.P., FNP-C
Injectables are a fast-growing sector of the aesthetics industry. Whether interested in adding these services to the spa or simply seeking a better understanding in order to aid clients who are considering services and are seeking advice, here are some essential facts about injectables to help professionals with the basics. The most common cosmetic injectables are neurotoxins. Neurotoxins create a paralysis of the muscles under…
It is probably safe to say that aestheticians often struggle with their professional relationships with dermatologists in their town. While society has deemed them as the foremost experts in the area of skin, many aestheticians know about treatments and concepts that are highly effective and excellent alternatives to their traditional, pharmaceutical approaches. Moreover, there are real advantages to the time and personal connection that most…

Legally Beautified: Understanding Medical Spa Regulations

Written by Erin Lucie, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Each of the 50 states has their own medical practice act that dictates the “who and how” of a medical spa. It can be confusing and hard to consistently comply with these regulations, but it is worth it for a medical spa owner and employee to be ahead of the game and stay abreast of the rules and regulations. The boards that skin care professionals…
How to use technology for special events to increase engagement, sales, and loyalty Offices, spas, and clinics looking for new and exciting ways to attract and retain clients do not need to look further than the skin imaging technology available today. In a competitive market filled with products and treatments that promise positive results, skin imaging enables meaningful and realistic consultations that empower service providers…
As the science of skin care evolves and formulation technology improves, the lines between medicine and aesthetics are blurring. Although the licensed aesthetician has more tools in their hands to improve people's skin, there are still some important differences between the medical aesthetic experience and the spa aesthetic experience. From the requirements of those who are hired into each setting to the expectations of the…
Over the past decade, the number of medical aesthetics procedures performed in the United States has drastically increased; in fact, one could argue that medical aesthetics has become nearly as mainstream as social media. In 2016, Americans spent more than $15 billion on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures, with nonsurgical procedures accounting for 44 percent of total procedures.1 Why is there such a demand for…
In today's modern and ever-changing world of cosmetic technology, skin care professionals are required to understand the skin from a cellular and scientific perspective. Professionals and clients understand the advanced changes that can be made within a medical setting and physicians are realizing the supportive role that professionals can bring to their practices. There are many serious laws and regulations that must be taken into…

Opening a Medical Spa on a Budget

Written by oie Torvend, L.E.
Opening a medical spa on a budget is possible with careful planning and research by the physician and the on-staff skin care professionals. Collectively, the team must have a cohesive vision for the office and the treatment protocols. This mission is accomplished by carefully planning the atmosphere of the office, the treatments to be provided, and the marketing strategy to help clearly establish the brand.
Aesthetics is a growing field with a variety of opportunities.A career in aesthetics requires continuing education to be successful. Some states call for a specific number of continuing education hours and even dictate the topics of study required to renew your license; other states have no requirements at all. Whether it is required or not should not be a deciding factor on advancing your knowledge.…
From the milk and honey baths used by the ancient Egyptians to the light zaps of today’s cosmetic lasers, people are constantly searching for the latest and greatest procedures to help achieve a younger, healthier, more attractive look. The development of high-tech cosmetic treatments is helping to meet those needs without the time, cost and risks associated with surgery. The emergence of medical aesthetics has…
The dangers Ultraviolet rays (UV rays) impose on skin are well known. They are the primary external cause of skin aging. Not only does UV radiation found in sunlight reduce the youthful appearance of the skin, but it is also an environmental human carcinogen. Society is more aware of the damage caused by UV rays, yet the occurrence of skin cancer is on the rise.…
For some time now, the hype in consumer beauty and health magazines has been the medical spa. For seasoned aestheticians and physicians, this concept is nothing new. Unfortunately, what these magazines are not telling consumers is that the term “medical spa” is highly unregulated and there is a great deal of false advertising. Many viable MediSpa’s are not receiving the credibility they so deserve, as…
The world of skin care is an ever-evolving market with the latest and greatest ingredients continually being touted by countless individuals and media outlets. While organic and natural formulas are growing in popularity (I know I like it when I can recognize and pronounce all the ingredients on the labels of my skin care items), there will always be customers looking for the newest chemical…
For any given aesthetic concern, there are both surgical and non-surgical enhancements, which are available. Cosmetic minimally invasive procedures have gained tremendous popularity in the United States with a 53 percent increase between 2002 and 2004 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The desire to maintain a youthful appearance by any means of cosmetic treatment has proven the aesthetic industry to be one…
Let’s face it (no pun intended): aesthetic equipment is an investment. By following the manufacturer’s care and maintenance guidelines, you may prolong the life of your machines beyond the warranty as well as practicing safe aesthetics. When it comes to caring for your equipment, cleanliness is next to Godliness. If you think the spots, cloudy water, dust, or wax drips go unnoticed by your clients……

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